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Sera Capital Management

Sera Capital Management

  • Founded1990

Financial Tales Portfolio

Sera Capital Management’s Financial Tales Portfolio is designed for investors, not speculators. This global tactical strategy invests in a mix of Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs), and seeks to potentially outperform inflation by 5% a year over multiple market cycles. We attempt to achieve that goal while taking on about half the risk of the S&P 500.

Risk score

Risk Score 2

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -0.5%
    30 day
  • 1.3%
    90 day
  • -0.6%
    365 day
    July 15, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
Sera Capital Management - Financial Tales Portfolio Monthly vs S&P500
-5.4% 12 months
  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee


  • Debt Fund
  • Equity Fund

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Have investors turned anti-social?

    12 May 2014

    Lately, it seems to be a tale of two markets.

  2. Portfolio manager Carlos Seras talks taxes and investing 14 April 2014
  3. ‘In the real world, volatility doesn’t equal risk’ 29 January 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Dow Jones Moderate


Covestor inception July 15, 2013

as of November 25, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Moderate S&P 500
Past 30 days -0.5% -0.3% 1.1%
Past 90 days 1.3% 1.9% 5.7%
Past 365 days -0.6% -0.4% 3.2%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 3.2% 5.2% 11.9%
2015 (YTD) 0.3% 0.3% 3.4%
2014 3.5% 5.4% 13.7%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of November 25, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Moderate S&P 500
Best 30 days 3.1% 5.4% 11.2%
Worst 30 days -2.8% -4.9% -10.0%
Volatility 6.2% 6.9% 15.2%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.13 - 0.09 0.20
Sortino Ratio - 0.20 - 0.12 0.28
Maximum Drawdown -5.7% -8.4% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -1.4% -1.6% -3.5%
vs. Dow Jones Moderate vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.04 - 0.37
Alpha -0.2% -1.9%
Beta 0.72 0.35
R-Squared 0.65 0.72
  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 2.7
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
10/16/15 IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF Buy $98.01
09/15/15 IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF Sell $96.58
08/24/15 PCY PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio Buy $26.85
08/24/15 EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF Buy $105.86
08/24/15 LQD iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Sell $116.07
08/10/15 HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Buy $86.89
07/24/15 XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund Buy $49.83
07/24/15 IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF Sell $98.60

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the asset-weighted average returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
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  9. Not all transactions listed will appear in your account due to Covestor's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.